Are you sure you are a teacher?
By Felicia Kane
July 11, 2017 9:41pm CST
My boyfriend just started his english 101 class yesterday. His first assignment was to write 1 paragraph for a narrative essay. He got it back and he was docked points for showing feeling in a narrative essay. I...I'm sorry, but professor, do you even know what a narrative essay is? A narrative essay is a narration of a personal event/story. It is not telling a story, but showing a moral within a story in an essay format. I would know...I have written many narrative essays. So he was working on it and he showed me the instructions. Which were not even instructions. First off, they were written terribly because the teacher goes in the first sentence, "After you write your 1 paragraph, turn it into an essay." Like...what? You don't open your paragraph with, "After," also, you didn't even explain how to write a narrative essay! English 101 is introduction to English. Colleges created English 101 because people of all ages go to college and will forget what they have learned in freshman year in high school. It is basically a refresher. They do that with math and science as well. All the core classes. This professor apparently has an doctorate and wants to be addressed by "Dr. (name here)" but clearly she doesn't have her degree in English. She isn't even teaching. She is just telling students want to do. Gilbert sent over the final that they are to do and they are supposed to pick 1 out of 4 of the essays they will be working on in the month and they said that the compare and contrast essays are not full fledge essays. What on EARTH is considered a full fledge essay? compare and contrast essays are essays, why do you think they are called essays? They can easily make it to the 8 pages that is requested. I don't get it. I feel bad for Gilbert, this class sounds like a pain. My entire college experience was basically a giant English class because I got my degree in Creative Writing. I told Gilbert that I would help edit his writing just to keep some of the stress off of him.
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